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San Francisco Public Library 

Government Information Center 
San Francisco Public Library 
100 Larkin Street, 5th Floor 
San Francisco, CA 94102 

REFERENCE BOOK 

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Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

^Engineering & Maintenance Committee 

City & County of San Francisco 



JVotice of Meeting and Agenda 

Friday, ^..September, 2000 
1 145 Market St., 5th Floor, 
Main Conference Room 
8:30 am 



Members: 

Bob Planthold, Art Cimento, Steven Jin Lee, Linton Stables 

AGENDA 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

2. Public Comment 

3. Presentation by Fred Stephens, Deputy G.M., Maintenance 

4. Discussion of Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) 

5. Discussion of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) 

6. Discussion of Quarterly Report for Construction 

7. Discuss goals and objectives of committee DOCUMENTS DEPT 

8. Review agenda items for next meeting 

9. Adjournment AUG 2 5 2C00 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRAR V 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held in at 1 145 Market St., 5 th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest 
Muni Metro stop is Civic Center station. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 
923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes 
bicycle racks in view of a parking attendent. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Evelyn Merrill 
at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-4129. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Know Your Rights Under The Sunshine Ordinance 

Govemments's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying 
at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco 
CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554-7724; by fax at 415 554-5163; or by email at 
donna_hall@ci.sf.ca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 16.520-16.534) to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 1390 Market St Ste 701, San Francisco CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 
703-0121, or visit their web site at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



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Municipal Transportation Agency j^itizens' Advisory Council 

JEngineering & Maintenance Committee 

City & County of San Francisco 



J^otice of Meeting and Agenda 

Thursday^Jl September 

1145 Market St. 

6th Floor Conference Room 



3:30 pm 



Members: 

Bob Planthold (Chair), Art Cimento. 
Steven Jin Lee, Linton Stables 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
Sf p 1 4 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
p V BL/C LIBRARY 



AGENDA 



1. Call to Order /Roll Call 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION) 

3. Public Comment 

4. Tour of offices of Construction Division 

5. Discuss goals and objectives of Committee 

6. Discuss and adopt mission statement of Committee ( ACTION ) 

7. Review agenda items for next meeting 

8. Adjournment 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held in at 1 145 Market St., 5 th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest 
Muni Metro stop is Civic Center station. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 
923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes 
bicycle racks in view of a parking attendent. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Evelyn Merrill 
at least 72 hours in advance of need at (4 1 5) 554-4 129. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Know Your Rights Under The Sunshine Ordinance 

Governments 's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying 
at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco 
CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554-7724; by fax at 415 554-5163; or by email at 
donna_hall@ci.sf.ca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 16.520-16.534) to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 1390 Market St Ste 701, San Francisco CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 
703-0121, or visit their web site at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



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IVJunicipal Transportation Agency £itizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee 

City & County of£an Francisco 



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JJotice of Meeting and Agenda 
Thursday*^ October 
1145 Market St. 
6th Floor Conference Room 

3:30 pm 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV - I 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
p UBLIC LIBRARY 



Members: 

Bob Planthold (Chair), Art Cimento, 
Steven Jin Lee, Linton Stables 



AGENDA 



1. Call to Order /Roll Call 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION) 

3. Public Comment 

4. Goals and Objectives of Committee (Discussion) 

5. Adoption of Committee Mission Statement (Action) 

6. Review Agenda Items for next meeting (16 Nov. 2000 

7. Adjournment 

NOTE: This Committee meeting may be attended by members of the Citizens' Advisory 
Council who are not members of this Committee. In the event that a quorum of the entire 
Council is present, this Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. A vote of the 
Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action. All Committee action 
must be ratified by the full Council. 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held in at 1 145 Market St., 5 th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest 
Muni Metro stop is Civic Center station. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 
923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes 
bicycle racks in view of a parking attendent. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Evelyn Merrill 
at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-4129. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Know Your Rights Under The Sunshine Ordinance 

Governments's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying 
at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Aclministrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Aclministrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco 
CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554-7724;by fax at 415 554-5163; or by email at 
donna_hall@ci.sf.ca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 16.520-16.534) to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 1390 Market St Ste 701, San Francisco CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 
703-0 1 2 1 , or visit their web site at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens ' Advisory Council 



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Engineering & Maintenance Committee 
City & County of.San Francisco 



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^otice of Meeting and Agenda 
Thursday, \p ^November, 2000 

1145 Market St. 
6th Floor Conference Room 

3:30 pm 



Members: 

Bob Planthold (Chair), Art Cimento, 
Steven Jin Lee, Linton Stables 

AGENDA 



1. Call to Order /Roll Call 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION) 

3. Public Comment 

4. Goals and Objectives of Committee (Discussion) 

5. Adoption of Committee Mission Statement (Action) 

6. Review Agenda Items for next meeting ( 21 , Dec, 2000 

7. Adjournment 



DOCUMENTS DEPT, 

NOV - 9 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held in at 1 145 Market St., 5 lh Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest 
Muni Metro stop is Civic Center station. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 
923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes 
bicycle racks in view of a parking attendent. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Evelyn Merrill 
at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-4129. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Know Your Rights Under The Sunshine Ordinance 

Govemments's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying 
at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco 
CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554-7724; by fax at 415 554-5163; or by email at 
donna_hall@ci.sf.ca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 16.520-16.534) to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 1390 Market St Ste 701, San Francisco CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 
703-0121, or visit their web site at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



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^Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

^Engineering & Maintenance Committee 

City & County of San Francisco 



Notice of Meeting and Agenda 
Thursday^nuary 18, 2001 

1145 Market Street 
6 th Floor Conference Room 



3:30 p.m. °°CUMENTS DEPT. 

JAN I 6 200! y 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Members: 



Bob Planthold (Chair), Art Cimento. 
Steven Jin Lee, Linton Stables 



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( JENDA 



1. Call to Order/Roll Call 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION) 

3. Public Comment 

4. Goals and Objectives of Committee (Discussion) 

5. Muni long range capital needs (Discussion) 

a. Capital projects 

b. Reduction of ongoing maintenance expenses 

c. Route systems 

d. Budget for maintenance 

e. Muni's priorities for IT systems 

f. Funding of capital requirements 

6. Review Agenda Items for next meeting (February 15, 2001) 

7. Adjournment 






DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1 145 Market Street, 5 th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest 
Muni Metro stop is Civic Center Station. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 
923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes 
bicycles racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) call Christine Butler 
at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-7313. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

"The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room 
of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices." 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying 
at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, 
CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at Donna_Hall 
@ci.sf.ca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 16.520 - 16.534) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the 
Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554- 
9510, fax (415) 703-0121, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

JEngineering & Maintenance Committee 

City & County ofjSan Francisco 



^Notice of Meeting and Agenda 

Friday, ^pril 27, 2001 DOCUMENTS DEFT. 

1145 Market Street 
6 th Floor Conference Room APR 2 6 2001 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



3:00 p.m. 



Members: 

Bob Planthold (Chair), Art Cimento, 
Linton Stables 



AGENDA 



1. Call to Order/Roll Call 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION) 

3. Public Comment 

4. Goals and Objectives of Committee (Discussion) 

5 . MUNI ' s Lobbying trip to Washington, D . C . 

6. Developing a Capital Equipment replacement strategy and plan presented by Art 
Cimento (Continuation Discussion) 

7. Review Agenda Items for next meeting scheduled on May 17,2001. 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1 145 Market Street, 5 th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest 
Muni Metro stop is Civic Center Station. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 
923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes 
bicycles racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) call Evelyn Merrill 
at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-4129. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

"The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room 
of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices." 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying 
at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, 
CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at Donna_Hall 
@ci.sfca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://vvww.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist 



Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 16.520 - 16.534) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the 
Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554- 
95 1 0, fax (4 1 5) 703-0 1 2 1 , or visit their website at http://\vww.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee 

City & County of £an Francisco 



^Notice of Meeting and Agenda 
' 7 Thursday, May 17, 2001 
1145 Market Street 
5 th Floor Conference Room DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY 1 h 2001 
3:30 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Members: 

Bob Planthold (Chair), Art Cimento, 
Linton Stables 



AGENDA 



1 . Call to Order/Roll Call 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION) 

3. Public Comment 

4. Goals and Objectives of Committee (Discussion) 

5. Developing a Capital Equipment replacement strategy and plan presented by Art 
Cimento (Continuation Discussion) 

6. Review Agenda Items for next meeting scheduled on June 21, 2001 . 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1 145 Market Street, 5 th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest 
Muni Metro stop is Civic Center Station. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 
923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes 
bicycles racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) call Evelyn Merrill 
at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-4129. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

"The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room 
of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices." 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying 
at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, 
CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at DonnaHall 
@ci.sf.ca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://www.ci. sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. htm . 

Lobbyist 






Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 16.520 - 16.534) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the 
Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554- 
95 1 0, fax (415) 703-0 1 2 1 , or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 






^Municipal Transportation Agency pitizens' Advisory Council 

^Engineering & Maintenance Committee 

City & County of £an Francisco 

SPECIAL MEETING 



JVotice of Meeting and Agenda 

Thursday, June 28, 2001 

1145 Market Street 



•th 



5 Floor Conference Room 



4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 



Members: 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUN 2 6 2001 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Bob Planthold (Chair), Art Cimento, 
Linton Stables 



AGENDA 



06-26-01P02:52 RCVD 



1. Call to Order/Roll Call 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION) 

3. Public Comment 

4. Goals and Objectives of Committee (Discussion) 

5. Discussion, evaluation and possible recommendation to the full CAC for adopting 
a simplified template explaining the MUNI Capital Planning Process (ACTION) 
Guest: Walt Streeter, DGM, Chief Planning & Legislative Affairs 

6. Review Agenda Items for next meeting scheduled on July 19, 2001 . 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1 145 Market Street, 5 th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest 
Muni Metro stop is Civic Center Station. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 
923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes 
bicycles racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) call Evelyn Merrill 
at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-4129. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

"The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room 
of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices." 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying 
at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, 
CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at DonnaHall 

@ci.sf.ca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist 



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Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 16.520 - 16.534) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the 
Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554- 
95 1 0, fax (415) 703-0 1 2 1 , or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



/Municipal Transportation Agency ^Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee 

City & County of^an Francisco 



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Notice of Meeting and Agenda 

Thursday, July 19, 2001 

1145 Market Street 



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5 Floor Conference Room 



3:30-4:30 p.m. 



Members: 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUL \ B 2001 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Bob Planthold (Chair), Art Cimento, 
Linton Stables 



AGENDA 



1. Call to Order/Roll Call 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION) 

3. Public Comment 

4. Goals and Objectives of Committee (Discussion) 

5. Review Agenda Items for next meeting scheduled on August 16, 2001 



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DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1 145 Market Street, 5 th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest 
Muni Metro stop is Civic Center Station. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 
923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes 
bicycles racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) call Evelyn Merrill 
at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-4129. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

"The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room 
of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices." 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying 
at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, 
CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at DonnaHall 
@ci.sfca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://www.ci.sfca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 16.520 - 16.534) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the 
Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554- 
9510, fax (415) 703-0121, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee 

City & County of £an Francisco 

SPECIAL MEETING 



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Notice of Meeting and Agenda 
Thursday, August 23, 2001 

1145 Market Street 
5 Floor Conference Room 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



M£ 2 C 200! 
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. SAN FRANC)sco 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Members: 

Bob Planthold (Chair), Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, 
Nia Crowder, Linton Stables 

AGENDA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 

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2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION) 

3. Public Comment 

4. Goals and Objectives of Committee (Discussion) 

5. Accessibility Retrofit of Breda cars for the flip-up ledge in the 
double center doors; 

6. Design and reliability of electronic scrolling / audible destination 
signs on new MUNI surface vehicles. Since I'm hearing from various 
people that they're often not working, this also raises the question of 
applicable warranties and who pays the cost of any repairs / 
modifications. 

7. Escalator repairs for MUNI only stations. 

8. Any size / dimensional modifications on the bus body to accommodate 
for turns on steep hills. On Sunday I had occasion to be on a # 19 bus 
making a left turn on the southern edge of Potrero Hill. Since the 
driver went slow and still scraped the right front undercarriage, I 
wonder whether the undersides of any busses are cut back to reduce / 
prevent such scraping? If none, how does MUNI track the repairs on body 
dents / scrapes to know whether terrain is a factor? 

Essentially, what responsibility and function does the Construction 
Division have on each of these; the same for the Maintenance Division? 

9. Review Agenda Items for next meeting scheduled on September 20, 2001 . 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1 145 Market Street, 5 th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest 
Muni Metro stop is Civic Center Station. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 
923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes 
bicycles racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) call Christine 
Butler at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-7313. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

"The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room 
of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices." 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at 
Donna_Hall @ci.sf.ca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 16.520 - 16.534) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the 
Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554- 
9510, fax (415) 703-0121, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



^Municipal Transportation Agency jfitizens' Advisory Council 

^Engineering & Maintenance Committee 

City & County of San Francisco 



/ 



Notice of Meeting and Agenda 
Thursday, September 20, 2001 

1145 Market Street DOCUMENTS DEPT 



5 th Floor Conference Room 



SEP 2 2001 
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. ,\ FRANCISCO 

'BLIC LIBRARY 



Members: 

Bob Planthold (Chair), Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, 
Nia Crowder, Linton Stables 

AGENDA og 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION) 

3. Public Comment 

4. Goals and Objectives of Committee (Discussion) 

5 . Accessibility Retrofit of Breda cars for the flip-up ledge in the 
double center doors; 

6. Design and reliability of electronic scrolling / audible destination 
signs on new MUNI surface vehicles. Since I'm hearing from various 
people that they're often not working, this also raises the question of 
applicable warranties and who pays the cost of any repairs / 
modifications. 

7. Escalator repairs for MUNI only stations. 

8. Any size / dimensional modifications on the bus body to accommodate 
for turns on steep hills. On Sunday I had occasion to be on a # 19 bus 
making a left turn on the southern edge of Potrero Hill. Since the 
driver went slow and still scraped the right front undercarriage, I 
wonder whether the undersides of any busses are cut back to reduce / 
prevent such scraping? If none, how does MUNI track the repairs on body 
dents / scrapes to know whether terrain is a factor? 

Essentially, what responsibility and function does the Construction 
Division have on each of these; the same for the Maintenance Division? 

9. Presention summary of current and future BART projects and station 
enhancements presented by Peter Albert. 

10. Review Agenda Items for next meeting scheduled on October 18, 2001 . 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1 145 Market Street, 5 th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest 
Muni Metro stop is Civic Center Station. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 
923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes 
bicycles racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) call Christine 
Butler at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-7313. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

"The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room 
of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices." 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at 
DonnaHall @ci.sf.ca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 16.520 - 16.534) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the 
Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554- 
9510, fax (415) 703-0121, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 
* Engineering & Maintenance Committee 
City & County of San Francisco 

Notice of Meeting and Agenda 

Thursday, dctober 18, 2001 

1145 Market Street 

5 Floor Conference Room 5A 

3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 

Members: 

Bob Planthold (Chair), Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, 
Nia Crowder, Linton Stables 

DOCUMENTS DEPT 
AGENDA 

oct 1 6 2::i 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION) SAN FRANCISCO 

3. Public Comment PUBLIC LIBRARY 

4. Goals and Objectives of Committee (Discussion) 

5. Accessibility Retrofit of Breda cars for the flip-up ledge in the 
double center doors; 

6. Design and reliability of electronic scrolling / audible destination 
signs on new MUNI surface vehicles. Since I'm hearing from various 
people that they're often not working, this also raises the question of 
applicable warranties and who pays the cost of any repairs / 
modifications. 

7. Escalator repairs for MUNI only stations. 

8. Any size / dimensional modifications on the bus body to accommodate 
for turns on steep hills. On Sunday I had occasion to be on a # 19 bus 
making a left turn on the southern edge of Potrero Hill. Since the 
driver went slow and still scraped the right front undercarriage, I 
wonder whether the undersides of any busses are cut back to reduce / 
prevent such scraping? If none, how does MUNI track the repairs on body 
dents / scrapes to know whether terrain is a factor? 

Essentially, what responsibility and function does the Construction 
Division have on each of these; the same for the Maintenance Division? 
9. Presention summary of current and future BART projects and station 

Enhancements. 
10. Review Agenda Items for next meeting scheduled on November 15, 2001 . 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1 145 Market Street, 5 th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest 
Muni Metro stop is Civic Center Station. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 
923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes 
bicycles racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) call Christine 
Butler at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-73 13. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

"The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room 
of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices." 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at 
Donna_Hall @ci.sf.ca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 16.520 - 16.534) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the 
Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554- 
9510, fax (415) 703-0121, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 
^ - Engineering & Maintenance Committee 

t>^ City & County of San Francisco 

, ^ Notice of Meeting and Agenda 

Thursday, October 18, 200/U 
1145 Market Street 
6 th Floor Main Conference Room 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



J™ES- MAR 2 2003 

Members: SAN francisco 

Bob Planthold (Chair), Linton Stables (Chair), Dan Weaver (Member) public library 
MUNI Maintenance: Mike Hursh 

(Informal Meeting) 

Topic #5 Accessibility Retrofit of Breda cars for the flip-up ledge in the double center doors: 

According to Mike H., Breda is in the process of making modifications to the LRV2s. Upon completion all 
Breda vehicles will be of the same (Lrv3) configuration. . By January 2002, BREDA trains should provide 
all metro service. 



Topic #6 Design and reliability of electronic scrolling / audible destination signs on new MUNI 
vehicles: 

. Automated announcement in the subway was part of the ATCS contract. It was noted that when trains 
leave the subway there are no announcements made on the surface. Dan commented that on second car 
of dual trains (BREDA), the sound isn't good. Asked whether there should be a volume check when the car 
is crowded vs. when the car is empty to set voice announcements. The operator checks the PA on pullout 
and at every 1 K Preventative Maintenance inspection (1,000 miles). Mike also states, the failure rate is 
typical for this type of equipment. The Operator defect card was revised to include the new "talking bus" 
system. MUNI is now getting timely and accurate reports on any equipment failures. Mike has met with the 
talking bus equipment manufacturer, who was very supportive and offered to extend warranty on NABI - 
Digital Recorder, Inc. 



Topic #7 Escalator repairs for MUNI only stations: 

According to Mike H. BART reports all escalator status. Muni does report to BART, which escalators are 
not working, but it's up to BART to post the MUNI status in BART areas. 

Topic #8: Any size / dimensional modifications on the bus body to accommodate for turns on steep 
hills: 

Mike will look into this question. 

Other discussion: 

Mike commented to Linton that the ATCS has improved safety and increased the subway throughput from 
18 trains per hour to 35 (demonstrated). Theoretically the subway could have a 60 train per hour 
throughput. There are other ATCS features being worked on at the moment: Auto announcements on 
trains, and faster portal entry are examples. 



Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee 

City & County of San Francisco 



Notice of Meeting and Agenda 
Thursday, November 15, 2001 

1145 Market Street 
3 Floor Conference Room 314 

3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 

Members: 

Bob Planthold (Chair), Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, 
Nia Crowder, Linton Stables 

AGENDA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION) 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and recommendation for cell phone usability within Muni Metro 
System 

5. Status of retirement of Boeing SLRVs 

6. Status of delivery of Breda LRV3s, including update on contract performance 
issues. 

7. Discussion and possible recommendations on "Light Rail Fleet Management 
Plan (2001 edition) 

8. Review Agenda Items for next meeting scheduled on December 20, 2001. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

NOV 1 3 2CC1 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1 145 Market Street, 3 rd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest 
Muni Metro stop is Civic Center Station. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 
923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes 
bicycles racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) call Christine 
Butler at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-7313. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

"The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room 
of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices." 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at 
Donna_Hall @ci.sf.ca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 16.520 - 16.534) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the 
Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554- 
9510, fax (415) 703-0121, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering & Maintenance Committee 
2JL City & County of San Francisco 

Notice of Meeting and Agenda DOCUMENTS DFPT 

' Thursday, November 15, 2001 ^ cr '' 

1145 Market Street MAR 2 2003 
3 rd Floor Conference Room 314 

-MINUTES- sanf RANC|sco 

^^ PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Members: 

Bob Planthold (Chair), Dan Weaver (Member), Art Cimento, Nia Crowder, Linton Stables 

MUNI Maintenance: John Sadorra, Mike Chinn, Darton Ito 

Scribe: Yvette Torres 

Members Present: Bob Planthold, Dan Weaver, Art Cimento, Nia Crowder, Doris Vincent 

Topic #5 Status of retirement of Boeing SLRVs: According to John Sadorra, at this point, they have 
retired 43 Boeing cars - 16 in active fleet - All Boeings will be retired by January 5, 2002. Bob Planthold 
asked where would the retired cars go? Some cars will be taken off the property; and Manchester England 
bought 4 cars. Market Street Railway keeping 2 for historical. Breda Delivery is on schedule: 125 
accepted - 1 15 in active fleet of those 125 accepted. By January 5, 2002, Muni will be running all 
BREDAs. / It was also mentioned about the covered space for the historic streetcars. Historic committee is 
looking at ways to propose building a canopy to cover active fleet. Looking for money. Can't use FTA 
grant funds. Can't use blue tarps to cover? Not foreseeable. Dan Weaver says MUNI historic cars are an 
eyesore to Balboa Park Bart Station just sitting in the yard. John Sadorra responded that some historic 
cars (3) are in Geneva; some are stored at Pier 80. Move them in covered storage at 450 Cesar Chavez. 
But we need to find money. It costs $3,500 per vehicle to move from one location to another. Bob also 
asked was there any consideration from MUNI to consider having a Trolley Museum? 



Topic #6 Status of delivery of Breda LRV3s, including update on contract performance issues: 

Retrofit work to the doors; there are 15 "small" modifications on the Bredas. Bob Planthold asked does 
Breda pay for the retrofit? The truck harness/arcticulation harness - Breda is paying for. John states they 
are on schedule and expects it to stay that way. There is no ball park figure to how much the 
modification(s) will cost. Bob Planthold states that the front/rear doors have a distinguishable gap; the 
LRV2s was unretrofitted/when depressed the flap didn't come out because it was too heavy - flipper didn't 
come out - with wider center doors - he could feel steps sagging. Any engineering/construction solution to 
make wider doors? John stated they knew of the change; had to use same equipment. Will e-mail 
response to Bob. 



Topic #7 Discussion and possible recommendations on "Light Rail Fleet Management Plan ( June 
2001): 

Bob Planthold asked how often the Plan is done. Darton Ito responded that it is updated when there are 
significant changes to the procurement schedule. However, a summary of this information is provided in 
the Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP), which must be updated at least every two years. The question was 
asked if there is a similar plan for Muni facilities. Darton Ito responded that a facilities management plan is 



not required at this time. However, Capital Planning has had an interest in developing such a plan, pending 
funding. Currently Muni has the Facilities Preservation plan, that lists deficiencies of current facilities, but 
not at the future needs. Dan Weaver stated training facilities personnel would like to provide input on the 
plan. Bob also asked is there general information you want to highlight or what's changed from the date 
since this was printed? Darton stated that Muni will purchase 3 new vehicles that haven't been added to 
the plan at this time. The discussion shifted to the G-Line Feasibility study (access through Golden Gate 
Park) prepared by the SF Transportation Authority. Bob Planthold stated that there are major ADA 
problems with this proposal. He elaborated by stating that all stops on new lines must be made accessible 
and to be wary. Funding battle mandated key stops. Political pressure. They (TA) didn't talk to 
Accessibility Committee on this study for G-Line. Issues that will need to be addressed are the capital cost 
of building ramp platforms and taking away curb parking. 

The committee requested a status report on the Historic rehabilitation for 2000-2002. 

The committee plans to ask Muni staff to develop a fleet storage plan. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory 

Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee 

City & County of San Francisco 

i Notice of Meeting and Agenda 

Thursday, December 20, 2001 

1145 Market Street 

5 th Floor Conference Rm. 5E 

3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 

Members: 

Bob Planthold (Chair), Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, 
Nia Crowder, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver 



AGENDA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION) 

3. Public Comment 

4. Facilities Master Plan (DISCUSSION) 

a. Office Space Component 

b. Maintenance Facilities component regarding outdoor storage of 
revenue vehicles 

5. Integrated Vehicle & Facility Maintenance and Materials Management 
System 

6. Review Agenda Items for next meeting scheduled on January 17, 2001. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

DEC 1 8 2001 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 5th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The 
closest Muni Metro stop is Civic Center Station. For more information about Muni accessible 
services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. 
The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets) includes bicycles racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) call 
Christine Butler at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-7313. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental 
illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please 
help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

'The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices 
are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
similar sound-producing electronic devices." 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people 
and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by 
mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 
244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or 
by email at Donna_Hall @ci.sf.ca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from 
Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 
16.520 - 16.534) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 701, San 
Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering & Maintenance Committee 
•/n City & County of San Francisco 

Notice of Meeting and Agenda 

Thursday, January 17, 2002 

1145 Market Street 

5 th Floor Conference Rm. 5E 

DOCUMENTS DEPT, 

3:30 - 5:30 p.m. JAN , h m 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Members: 

Bob Planthold (Chair), Nia Crowder, 
Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver, Tom Wetzel 

AGENDA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 01-14-02A10:42 RCVD 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION) 

3. Public Comment 

4. Muni Facilities Strategy (DISCUSSION) 

a. Operations 

b. Maintenance 

c. Administration 

5. Joint Development Strategy 

6. Review Agenda Items for next meeting scheduled on February 21, 2002. 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 5th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The 
closest Muni Metro stop is Civic Center Station. For more information about Muni accessible 
services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. 
The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets) includes bicycles racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) call 
Christine Butler at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-7313. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental 
illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please 
help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

"The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices 
are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
similar sound-producing electronic devices." 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people 
and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by 
mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 
244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or 
by email at DonnaJHall @ci.sf.ca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from 
Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 
16.520 - 16.534) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 701, San 
Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

-Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee 

City & County of San Francisco 

.Notice of Meeting and Agenda 
Wednesday, February 27, 2002 
1145 Market Street 
5 th Floor Conference Rm. 5A 

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 

Members: 

Bob Planthold (Chair), Nia Crowder, 
Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver, Tom Wetzel 



AGENDA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION) 

3. Public Comment 

4. Light Rail Fleet Management Plan (DISCUSSION) 

5. Eureka Portal Re-shoring Plan and Timetable 

6. Review Agenda Items for next meeting scheduled on March ^2p_0Z 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEe 2 2 2002 

PU *UC UBR AR y 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 5th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The 
closest Muni Metro stop is Civic Center Station. For more information about Muni accessible 
services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. 
The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets) includes bicycles racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) call 
Christine Butler at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-7313. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental 
illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please 
help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

'The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices 
are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
similar sound-producing electronic devices." 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people 
and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by 
mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 
244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or 
by email at Donna_Hall @ci.sf.ca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from 
Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 
16.520 - 16.534) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 701, San 
Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



t Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering & Maintenance Committee 
City & County of San Francisco 

< Notice of Meeting and Agenda 
Thursday, l^rch 21, 2002 

1145 Market Street 
5 th Floor Conference Rm. 5A 

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 



03-19-02A1 :49 RCVD 



Members: 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Linton Stables, 
Daniel Weaver, Tom Wetzel 

DOCUMENTS DEPT, 

AGENDA MAR ! 9 2 002 

SAN FRANCISCO 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call PUBLIC LIBRARY 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION) 

3. Public Comment 

4. Possibility of participation in the selection of alternative fuel 
considerations presented by David Pilpel (DISCUSSION/ACTION) 

5. Infrastructure and project relationships between Muni, Caltrans, BART, 
etc. presented by David Pilpel (DISCUSSION/ACTION) 

6. Facilities Management Plan. Functional analysis and needs assessment 
presented by Nia Crowder (DISCUSSION/ACTION) 

7. Overview on Muni's plans for development for non-transit uses on Muni 
property presented by Tom Wetzel (DISCUSSION/ACTION) 

8. Discuss new Maintenance and Engineering meeting time. Location to 
remain the same. (DISCUSSION/ACTION) 

9. Review Agenda Items for next meeting scheduled in April 2002. 

10. Announcements 

11. Adjournment 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 5th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The 
closest Muni Metro stop is Civic Center Station. For more information about Muni accessible 
services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. 
The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets) includes bicycles racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) call 
Vincent Dunlap at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental 
illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please 
help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

'The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices 
are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
similar sound-producing electronic devices." 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people 
and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by 
mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 
244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or 
by email at Donna_Hall @ci.sf.ca.us. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from 
Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (Administrative Code Sec. 
16.520 - 16.534) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 701, San 
Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee 

City & County of San Francisco 



Notice of Meeting and Agenda 
Thursday, April 18, 2002 

1145 Market Street 
3rd Floor Main Conference 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Members: 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Linton Stables, 
Daniel Weaver, Tom Wetzel 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 1 2 2002 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



AGENDA 



1. Call to Order/Roll Call 



2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION ITEM) 

a. February 27, 2002 

b. March 21, 2002 

3. Public Comment 

4. Presentation (DISCUSSION ITEM) 

Overview of Muni Development Plans for Non-Transit Uses 
On MUNI Properties: Potrero Yard, Phelan Loop, Presidio Yard 
Air Rights, and Kirkland Yard presented by Kerstin Magary (Project 
Manager, Capital Planning and Legislative Affairs) and Jim Nelson 
(Transit Planner, Facilities Planning and Real Estate) 

5. Review Agenda Items For May Meeting 

6. Announcements 

7. Adjournment 



CVD 

4:00 
4:05 



4:15 



4:20 
4:45 
4:55 
5:00 



NOTE: Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of this committee may 
attend this committee meeting. In the event that a quorum of the entire council is present, this 
committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does 
not constitute final council action. The full Council must ratify all Committee action. 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 3 rd Floor Main Conference Room, San 
Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. 
The closest Muni Metro stop is Civic Center Station. For more information about Muni 
accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting 
location. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, 
between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), 
call Vincent Dunlap at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various 
chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

The ringing and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the 
removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people 
and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business 
hours. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the 
San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact 
Donna Hall by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; 
by fax (415) 554-7854 or by email at Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a 
copy from Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code 
on the Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 



Lobbyist Ordinance 



Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Government Conduct Code, 
Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300; fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

Notice of Meeting and Agenda 

Thursday, May 16, 2002 

1145 Market Street 

3rd Floor Main Conference 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Members: 
Nia Crowder (Chair), Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver, Tom Wetzel 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 334 

San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

(415) 554-6873 Voice (415) 554-4103 Fax 



NOTE: Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of 
this Committee may attend this Committee meeting. In the event that a 
quorum of the entire Council is present, this Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not 
constitute final Council action. The full Council must ratify all Committee 
action. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAY 1 3 2002 

SANFRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

Thursday, May 16, 2002 

1145 Market Street 

3rd Floor Main Conference 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

AGENDA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 4:00 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION ITEM) 4:05 

a. February 27, 2002 

b. March 21, 2002 

c. April 18, 2002 

3. Public Comment 4:15 

4. Presentation (DISCUSSION ITEM) 

Preliminary Cost and Infrastructure Report For The New Compressed 
Natual Gas (CGN) Bus Pilot Program - Francis "Marty" Mellera (Engineer, 
Fleet Engineering Division) 4:20 

5. Review Agenda Items For June Meeting 4:45 

6. Announcements 4:55 

7. Adjournment 5:00 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 3 rd Floor Main Conference Room, San 
Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. 
The closest Muni Metro stop is Civic Center Station. For more information about Muni 
accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting 
location. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, 
between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), 
call Vincent Dunlap at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various 
chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

The ringing and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the 
removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to 
conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted 
before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business 
hours. Notices and agendas are posted on Muni's website at 
http://www/sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the 
San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact 
Donna Hall by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; 
by fax (415) 554-7854 or by email at Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca. us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a 
copy from Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code 
on the Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 



Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 
30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, 
fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

^ .Notice of Meeting and Agenda DQCUMENTS DEpT 

^ Thursday, July 18, 2002 JUL x 6 2002 

1145 Market Street 
5th Floor Main Conference Room |Sbuc A ub C rary 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Members: 
Nia Crowder (Chair), Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver, Tom Wetzel 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 334 

San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

(415) 554-6873 Voice (415) 554-4103 Fax 



NOTE: Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of 
this Committee may attend this Committee meeting. In the event that a 
quorum of the entire Council is present, this Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not 
constitute final Council action. The full Council must ratify all Committee 
action. 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 3 rd Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks 
from the meeting location. Accessible Muni bus line nearest the meeting location is the 47 Van Ness. 
The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can transfer to a 47 Van Ness bus. 
For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle 
rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a 
parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent 
Dunlap at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones. Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are 
posted on Muni's website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at 

Donna HalKSci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, 
fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

Thursday, July 18, 2002 

1145 Market Street 

5th Floor Main Conference Room 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

AGENDA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 4:00 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION ITEM/DISCUSSION) 4:05 

a. February 27, 2002 

b. March 21, 2002 

c. April 18, 2002 

d. May 16, 2002 

3. Public Comment 4:10 

4. Presentation (ACTION/DISCUSSION ITEM) 

a. N-Judah Track Replacement/Cole Valley Neighborhood Impact Update 4:15 

b. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Pilot Program Update 4:30 

c. Facilities Management Plan: Infrastructure and Project 

Relationships Between Muni, CalTrains, and Bay Area Rapid Transit 4:45 

5. Review Agenda Items For August Meeting & Announcements 4:55 

6. Adjournment 5:00 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 
5 h± City & County ofJSan Francisco 

Notice of Meeting and Agenda 

Thursday, August 15, 2002 DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
1145 Market Street 
5th Floor Main Conference Room AUG 

SAN FRANCISCO 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. public librar/ 

Members: 
Nia Crowder (Chair), Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver, Tom Wetzel 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 334 

San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

(415) 554-6873 Voice (415) 554-4103 Fax 



NOTE: Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of 
this Committee may attend this Committee meeting. In the event that a 
quorum of the entire Council is present, this Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not 
constitute final Council action. The full Council must ratify all Committee 
action. 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

Thursday, August 15, 2002 

1145 Market Street 

5th Floor Main Conference Room 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

AGENDA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 4:00 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION ITEM/DISCUSSION) 4:05 

a. February 27, 2002 

b. March 21, 2002 

c. April 18, 2002 

d. May 16, 2002 

e. July 18, 2002 

3. Public Comment 4:10 

4. Presentation (ACTION/DISCUSSION ITEMS) 

a. Facilities Management Plan: Infrastructure and Project Relationships Between 
Muni, CalTrain, and Bay Area Rapid Transit 4:15 

b. N-Judah Track Replacement/Cole Valley Neighborhood Impact Update 4:30 

c. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Pilot Program Update 4:40 

d. Review of Third Street Rail Project Community Issues 4:45 

5. Review Agenda Items For September Meeting & Announcements 4:55 

6. Adjournment 5:00 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 3 rd Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks 
from the meeting location. Accessible Muni bus line nearest the meeting location is the 47 Van Ness. 
The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can transfer to a 47 Van Ness bus. 
For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle 
rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a 
parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent 
Dunlap at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are 
posted on Muni's website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at 
Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, 
fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



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^Municipal Transportation Agency 
^ Citizens' Advisory Council 
City and County of San Francisco 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 
Notice of Cancellation of Meeting and Agenda 



Thursday, August 15, 2002, 4:00-5:00pm 
1145 Market Street, 5th Floor Main Conference Room 

San Francisco, CA DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

! MPmhPr. m 1 2 2003 

Members: 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver, Tom Wetzel SAN F ^S 
v J PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Ellen Hayes, Daniel Murphy, 
Bruce Oka, David Pilpel, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

(2 vacancies) 






This meeting of the Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

was cancelled due to quorum not being met. 

NOTES: Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San 
Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th 
Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular 
business hours. 



Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of STAC may attend 
Committee meeting. In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, this 
Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the 
Whole does not constitute final Council action. The full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 
Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-ROOM 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
B(415) 554-6873 FAX (415)554-4103 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting was to be held at 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks 
from the meeting location. Accessible Muni bus line nearest the meeting location is the 47 Van Ness. 
The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can transfer to a 47 Van Ness bus. 
For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle 
rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a 
parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent 
Dunlap at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are 
posted on Muni's website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at 
Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, 
fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 






Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
0.32. Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

Notice of Meeting and Agenda 

Thursday, September 19, 2002 

1145 Market Street 
5th Floor Main Conference Room 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Members: 
Nia Crowder (Chair), Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver, Tom Wetzel 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 334 

San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

(415) 554-6873 Voice (415) 554-4103 Fax 



NOTE: Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of 
this Committee may attend this Committee meeting. In the event that a 
quorum of the entire Council is present, this Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not 
constitute final Council action. The full Council must ratify all Committee 
action. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

SEP 1 3 2CC2 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

Thursday, September 19, 2002 

1145 Market Street 

5th Floor Main Conference Room 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

AGENDA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 4:00 

2. Adoption of Minutes (ACTION ITEM/DISCUSSION) 4:05 

a. February 27, 2002 

b. March 21, 2002 

c. April 18, 2002 

d. May 16, 2002 

e. July 18, 2002 

3. Public Comment 4:10 

4. CS-138 Professional Engineering Services for Third Street Light Rail 
Transportation Phase II: New Central Subway - Award and Third Street 

Light Rail Project Update (Action/Discussion) 4:15 

5. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Pilot Program Update (Action/Discussion) 4:30 

6. Review Agenda Items For October Meeting & Announcements 
(Action/Discussion) 4:45 

7. Announcements 4:50 

8. Adjournment 5:00 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 5 rd Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks 
from the meeting location. Accessible Muni bus line nearest the meeting location is the 47 Van Ness. 
The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can transfer to a 47 Van Ness bus. 
For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle 
rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a 
parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent 
Dunlap at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are 
posted on Muni's website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at 
Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, 
fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 






^Municipal Transportation Agency 
^ Citizens' Advisory Council 
^ISP 7 City and County of San Francisco 




Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 
Notice of Cancellation of Meeting and Agenda 



, .n 

/ 

'^^(U4 Thursday, September 19, 2002, 4:00-5:00pm 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor Main Conference Room 
I San Francisco, CA DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

I JUN 1 2 2003 

Members: SAN FRANCISC0 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver, Tom WetzeJjBLIC LIBRARY 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Ellen Hayes, Daniel Murphy, 
Bruce Oka, David Pilpel, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

(2 vacancies) 

This meeting of the Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

was cancelled due to quorum not being met. 

NOTES: Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San 
Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th 
Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular 
business hours. 



Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of STAC may attend 
Committee meeting. In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, this 
Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the 
Whole does not constitute final Council action. The full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 






The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 
Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 VAN NESS AVENUE-ROOM 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
B(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

rth 



This meeting was to be held at 1145 Market Street, 5 tn Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco. 



The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks 
from the meeting location. Accessible Muni bus line nearest the meeting location is the 47 Van Ness. 
The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can transfer to a 47 Van Ness bus. 
For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle 
rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a 
parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent 
Dunlap at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are 
posted on Muni's website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at 
Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, 
fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 









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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
4 °10 < 33 Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

• / City & Cou nty of Sa n Fra ncisco 

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Cancellation of Regular Scheduled Meetm goCUMENTS DEPT 



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Thursday, October 17, 2002 qtjj < fi m<? 

1145 Market Street 

5th Floor Main Conference Room SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Members: 
Nia Crowder (Chair), Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver, Tom Wetzel 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 334 

San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

(415) 554-6873 Voice (415) 554-4103 Fax 



NOTE: Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of 
this Committee may attend this Committee meeting. In the event that a 
quorum of the entire Council is present, this Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not 
constitute final Council action. The full Council must ratify all Committee 
action. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

Thursday, October 17, 2002 

1145 Market Street 

5th Floor Main Conference Room 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

CANCELLATION OF REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING 

The regular scheduled meeting of the Municipal Transportation Agency Citizen's 
Advisory Council Maintenance and Engineering Committee will not be held on October 
17, 2002 



. 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 5 rd Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks 
from the meeting location. Accessible Muni bus line nearest the meeting location is the 47 Van Ness. 
The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can transfer to a 47 Van Ness bus. 
For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle 
rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a 
parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent 
Dunlap at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are 
posted on Muni's website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at 
Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, 
fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

City & County of San Francisco 



*io.3* ^otice of Meeting and Agenda 

Thursday, November 21, 2002 U MENTS DEPt. 

1145 Market Street 
5th Floor Main Conference Room 



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4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 



PUB ^C L/8R ARy 



Members: 
Nia Crowder (Chair), Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver, Tom Wetzel 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 334 

San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

(415) 554-6873 Voice (415) 554-4103 Fax 



NOTE: Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of 
this Committee may attend this Committee meeting. In the event that a 
quorum of the entire Council is present, this Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not 
constitute final Council action. The full Council must ratify all Committee 
action. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

Thursday, November 21, 2002 

1145 Market Street 

5th Floor Main Conference Room 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

AGENDA 



1. Call to Order/Roll Call 

2. Adoption of Minutes 

a. February 27, 2002 

b. March 21, 2002 

c. April 18, 2002 

d. May 16, 2002 

e. July 18, 2002 

3. Public Comment 



(ACTION ITEM/DISCUSSION) 



4:00 
4:05 



4:10 



4. Professional Engineering Services for Third Street Light Rail Transportation Phase II: 
New Central Subway Award and Third Street Light Rail Project Update 
(Action/Discussion) 4:15 

5. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Pilot Program Update (Action/Discussion) 4:30 

6. Review Agenda Items For December/January Meeting (Action/Discussion) 4:45 

7. Adjournment 5:00 






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DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 5 rd Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks 
from the meeting location. Accessible Muni bus line nearest the meeting location is the 47 Van Ness. 
The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can transfer to a 47 Van Ness bus. 
For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle 
rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a 
parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent 
Dunlap at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are 
posted on Muni's website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at 
Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, 
fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



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Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

Cancellation of Regular Scheduled Meeting 

Thursday, December 19, 2002 

1145 Market Street 

5th Floor Main Conference Room 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Members: 
Nia Crowder (Chair), Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver, Tom Wetzel 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 334 

San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

(415) 554-6873 Voice (415) 554-4103 Fax 



NOTE: Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of 
this Committee may attend this Committee meeting. In the event that a 
quorum of the entire Council is present, this Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not 
constitute final Council action. The full Council must ratify all Committee 
action. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

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DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 5 rd Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks 
from the meeting location. Accessible Muni bus line nearest the meeting location is the 47 Van Ness. 
The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can transfer to a 47 Van Ness bus. 
For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle 
rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a 
parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent 
Dunlap at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are 
posted on Muni's website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at 
Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, 
fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Thursday, December 19, 2002 

1145 Market Street 

5th Floor Main Conference Room 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

CANCELLATION OF REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING 

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NOTE: Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not 
members of this Committee may attend this Committee meeting. 
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This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, fe rd Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks ( 
from the meeting location. Accessible Muni bus line nearest the meeting location is the 47 Van Ness. 
The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can transfer to a 47 Van Ness bus. 
For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle 
rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a 
parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent 
Dunlap at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are 
posted on Muni's website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at 
Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, 
fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 






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Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

Thursday, January 16, 2003 

1145 Market Street 

6th Floor Main Conference Room 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

AGENDA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 4:00 

2. Adoption of Minutes (Discussion/Action) 4-05 

3. Public Comment 4:10 

4. Update on Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (Discussion/Action) 4 - 15 

5. 2003 Agenda Items (Discussion/Action) 4:40 

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1. Call to Order/Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The meeting was called to order at 4:13 p.m. 
EMC Members Present: Nia Crowder (Chair), Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver. 

EMC Member Absent: Tom Wetzel. 

MTA CAC Members Present: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair), Norman Rolfe. 
Muni Staff Present: Marty Mellera (Engineer, Muni Fleet Engineering), Vincent Dunlap 

(MTA CAC Secretary). 

2. Adoption of Minutes (Agenda Item 2 - Discussion/ Action). No minutes were presented 
for adoption. The Chair instructed the MTA CAC Secretary to ensure minutes are available at 
the next Committee meeting. 

3. Public Comment (Agenda Item 3). The Chair called for public comment on any item 
within the jurisdiction of the MTA CAC but not identified as an agenda item. No members of 
the public were present and attending Council members made no comment. 

4. Update on Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (Agenda Item 4 - Discussion/ Action). 
Marty Mellera (Engineer, Muni Fleet Engineering) provided Committee Members handouts 
(attachments). Directing the Committee's attention to Michael Burns' (Executive Director, 
Municipal Transportation Agency) Alt Fuels Pilot Project (AFPP) PowerPoint presentation of 
December 16, 2002 to the Transit Authority (TA) Board, Mr. Mellera stated that the 
presentation provided a general overview to the Board concerning Muni's review of Old 
Diesel, Clean Diesel, Clean Diesel with PM+NOx traps, Combined Natural Gas (CNG) and 
Hybrid diesel-electric technologies. Mr. Mellera pointed out that the Hybrid diesel-electric 
technology is the lowest emitting technology. When particulate (PM+NOx) traps are installed 
in Clean Diesel buses emission levels drop very close to the emission levels of CNG and 
Hybrid diesel-electric technologies. Clean Diesel with PM-NOx traps and CNG technologies 
emissions differences are fractions of a gram per mile rather that the huge difference 
between Old Diesel and any new technology weather it is natural gas, clean diesel traps or 
hybrids. 

Linton Stables comment that the assumptions could be made that Clean Diesel (without the 
PM-Nox traps) is twice or twenty times as polluting as CNG. Mr. Mellera pointed out that 
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emissions appear to be as must as five times that of the Clean Diesel with PM-NOx traps or 
CNG and Hybrid technologies emissions levels. Nia Crowder commented that having seen 
the presentation it appears that there was not much emphases on the PM+NOx traps and 
how much of a benefit the traps are in reducing emissions on the diesels buses Muni 
currently operates. 

Mr. Mellera stated that fuel consumption/economy was another issue considered during the 
study and the overall goal is to replace the oldest diesel buses, which will greatly improve 
decreasing fleet emissions levels. Cleaning up the emissions of the newest diesels currently 
in operations would only affect 10% of the fleet emissions compared to replacing the relative 
small number of the oldest diesel buses that would affect 90% of the fleet emissions. Mr. 
Mellera stated that by the year 2015 the California Air Resources Board (CARB) mandates 
some kind of zero emission technology. 

The significant issue is what technologies will Muni use between now and the year 2015. 
The strategy Muni has taken is to phase out as many diesels as possible replacing them with 
any new technology, to cleanup the emission levels of the remaining diesels that cannot be 
taken out of service for whatever reasons, and then obviously effect whatever measure to 
enlarge the zero emission fleet prior to the year 2015. In the next 10 to 15 years Muni will 
be phasing out diesel and phasing in electric drive. The best way to accomplish the phasing 
in of electric drive is to build the competency and capacity for electric drive technologies 
(i.e., hybrid, battery powered and trolley buses). Mr. Mellera pointed out the advantages of 
using the idea of a "bridge technology" that can be built upon to achieve the end goal 
(electric drive/zero emission fleet), which is better that using those technologies that are 
simply an interim step unrelated to the end goal. 

During discussions concerning the testing of Hybrid Electric drive technologies, Mr. Mellera 
stated that simulated performance (passenger load and steep terrain) testing had been 
conducted using the battery electric Stingray prototype bus designed by a Santa Barbara 
Institute to determine if Hybrid Electric technology should be considered. The test concluded 
that the Stingray bus out performed all other vehicles tested, and range, recharging time and 
battery life was considered during the testing. Mr. Mellera pointed out that the prototype 
bus is a 30-foot application and if a 40-foot application were required quite possibly it would 
have to be made into a hybrid. Mr. Mellera indicated considering the end goal of achieving 
an electric drive/zero emission fleet) that the Stingray would be a perfect replacement 
application for the 30-foot Orion diesels. The Committee discussed general procurement 
timeline associated with obtaining such a vehicle. 

Referring to the Muni Fleet Composition (attachment), Mr. Mellera indicated that Muni is 
downsizing the 30-foot fleet of motor coaches to a total of 25 and would like to make the 25 
buses in this fleet, depending on the manufacture and further testing, battery/electric 
technology. A total of 72 new 40-foot buses will need to be procured in order to bring the 
entire fleet up-to-date and to the proper size. 

Mr. Mellera stated that procurement of the 72 buses would be a mixture of hybrid/electric 
buses and the High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Commons- 

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Westport product. It was noted that as long as the number of buses in the LNG group is 
kept at twenty or less refueling could be done at the Nor Cal facilities. Mr. Mellera explained 
that the remaining number of buses would be diesel/electric depending on the percentage. 

Discussion of possible re-powering and restoring the best available chassis on some of the 80 
Muni 40-foot 1988/89 New Flyer diesels in the next four-to-five years took place. The re- 
powering would essentially bring the buses up to the emission standards of the Neoplan and 
NABI diesel buses. Re-powering would includes replacing the engines with state-of-the-art 
clean diesel propulsion (2003 conventional diesel engines) with exhaust systems having the 
same emission profile as any of the other new buses in the fleet (Clean Diesel with PM+NOx 
traps). Mr. Mellera expressed his opinion that the possibility that some percent of the 72 
new bus purchase might be re-powers because the environmental groups are beginning to 
realize that the new bus purchase can take years and have expressed concern as to when 
will Muni retire the old diesels. Mr. Mellera noted that regardless what might be done with 
the 40-foot 1988/89 New Flyer diesels; Muni intends to re-power the 1991 New Flyer 
articulated diesel buses. 

Daniel Murphy pointed out that Muni is not allowed to purchase diesel buses as of January 1, 
2004. Mr. Mellera commented by the year 2007, every property on the diesel path such as 
Muni has to have 15% of new vehicles purchases be zero emission vehicles. Muni is five 
years ahead of achieving this mandate, if simply counting ETI purchases, but Muni is more 
that 50 years ahead of this mandate. The relationship with CARB has been very 
encouraging. Discussions have taken place to allow Muni to receive a type of credit for new 
purchased as a result of Muni bring in more that 50% of its fleet to zero emission levels five 
years ahead of time. Mr. Mellera indicated that the presentation to the TA appeared to be 
favorably received and apparently a better proposal than that contained in the 11-Point 
Agreement (attachment). 

Explaining the HPDI technology, Mr. Mellera stated that the HPDI injectors would replace the 
injectors currently installed in the diesel engines just like the ones running in the Neoplan 
buses. Essentially operating as a spark plug, the HPDI injects 5% diesel and 95% LNG. The 
outcome is a diesel engine that is just using natural gas to complete the burn. The 
advantage in using the HPDI is that the compression ratio (power) of a diesel bus is retained 
and in theory has the same reliability of a conventional diesel engine. The only other 
difference is that LNG gas tanks will have to be added to the vehicle. He expressed the 
opinion that the comfort factor in using this technology is that should the engine have to be 
reverted back to a diesel-fueled vehicle the conversion would be a simple change. 

In response to a question by the Chair concerning the completion of the AFPP program, Mr. 
Mellera stated that to some extent the AFPP would continue as long as Muni is evaluating 
procurement options. The formal portions of the program should be completed sometimes 
around July 2003. Muni anticipates prototype delivery within six-months of the completion of 
the formal portion of the program and testing could be conducted sometime towards the end 
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Another round of emissions testing will be conducted and the newest versions of Allison, BAE 
and ISE Research hybrid vehicles will be tested. Muni is hoping to receive a prototype of the 
LNG product for emissions comparisons. The results of this testing with performance data 
and known reliability factors will be used in developing an AFPP presentation for the Board 
with suggestions as to the split should be in terms of numbers of each technologies for . 
future procurements. However, in parallel Muni plans to issue Request For Proposals (RFPs) 
in the next two months for all the technologies and can always choose not to act on those. 

The Chair commented that a bi-monthly or quarterly update regarding the AFPP should be 
provided to the CAC. Mr. Murphy suggested that the Committee should recommend to the 
Council support of Muni's AFPP program considering the Council's previous recommendation 
that the MTA and Muni strongly oppose any effort or resolution that halts testing of 
alternative fuel vehicles before committing to any specific alternative fuels technology or 
procurement of new vehicles, particularly technologies or vehicles that would require the 
construction or installation of new fueling facilities. Mr. Stables commenting that the Council 
should consider looking ahead to the year 2015 CARB mandate and endorse Muni's approach 
of using bridge technologies moving towards electric drive technology. Mr. Mellera 
commented that the reason for pursuing electric drive technology is not just emission 
savings, but performance and reliability, and these are the reasons Muni has electric trolleys 
on the steepest grades. Mr. Mellera provided Committee members a handout on reasons to 
down grade CNG with spark ignited engines verses other current modes of motor coach 
transit (attachment). Mr. Stables commented on the fact that bus noise levels are 
significantly reduced when service lines are electrified, which enhance the quality of life in 
City neighborhoods. Mr. Stables moved the following motion, which was seconded by Mr. 
Weaver: 

MOTION: The MTA CAC endorses a bus procurement policy that moves Muni 
toward the California Air Resources Board (CARB) No-Emission 
Standard of 2015. Purchases should be geared toward Electric Drive 
Technology. Further, the MTA CAC recommends that future bus 
purchases not include Combined Natural Gas (CNG) fueled systems 
because they will never meet the 2015 No-Emission Standard, and 
have failed the tests for reliability and performance requirements for 
San Francisco. The infrastructure investment required by CNG cannot 
be justified in the current economic climate, and will not be useful 
after 2015. 

The motion unanimously passed. 

5. 2003 Agenda Items (Agenda Item 5 - Discussion/Action). Ms. Crowder stated that she 
had sent emails to Committee members requesting suggestions of future topics and would 
provide Committee members a list of these topics. Mr. Stables recommended as a future 
topic Proposition B Reauthorization. 

6. Adjournment (Agenda Item 6). The meeting adjourned at 5:07pm. 

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Attachments: 

Agenda Item 4 - Michael Burns (Executive Director, Municipal Transportation Agency) Alt 

Fuels Pilot Project (AFPP) Power Point Presentation to Transit Authority 

(TA) Board of December 16, 2002 
Muni Fleet Composition (Chart) 

Status of Items Comprising the Muni Alternative Fuels Pilot Project 11- 
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Agreement 
Reasons to down grade CNG with Spark Ignited engines vs other current 

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1145 Market Street 

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4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

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The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 334 

San Francisco, C A 94102-4524 

(415) 554-6873 Voice (415) 554-4103 Fax 



NOTE: Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not 

members of this Committee may attend this Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, this 

Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. A vote of the 

Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action. 

The full Council must ratify all Committee action. 



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This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 6 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks 
from the meeting location. Accessible Muni bus line nearest the meeting location is the 47 Van Ness. 
The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can transfer to a 47 Van Ness bus. 
For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle 
rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a 
parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent 
Dunlap at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are 
posted on Muni's website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at 
Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, 
fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 






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Citizens' Advisory Council 
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Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

Thursday, February 20, 2003 

1145 Market Street 

6th Floor Main Conference Room 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

AGENDA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call 4:00 

2. Adoption of Minutes (Discussion/Action) 05 

3. Public Comment 4:10 

4. Muni/CAC Role Concerning Transportation Authority (TA) 4-15 

Gas/Sales Tax Reauthorization (Discussion/Action) 

5. Fleet Defect Issues Concerning Electric Transit Incorporated 4:40 

(ETI) Coaches (Discussion/Action) 

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The regular meeting of the Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' 
Advisory Council Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) is cancelled. 

Members : 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver, Tom Wetzel 

Council Members not members of this Committe e: 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Daniel Murphy, Bruce Oka, Linton Stables, 
Dan Weaver, Tom Wetzel, (1 vacancy) 

NOTE: Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of this Committee may attend 
Committee meeting. In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act 
as a Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council 
action; the full Council must ratify all Committee action. 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street 
- Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Know Your Rights Under The Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco 
CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at 
donna hall(5)sfgov.org . 

Persons interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance may contact Ms. Hall or may view 
and print it from the web site www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine/ordinance.htm . 

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [San Francisco Campaign and Governmental 
Conduct Code § 2.100] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the San Francisco Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Ave Ste 3900, San 
Francisco CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300; fax (415) 581-2317; website www.sfgov.org/ethics/ . 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 
Citizens' Advisory Council, Municipal Transportation Agency 

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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

Thursday, March 20, 2003, 4:00pm 
1145 Market Street, 5th Floor Main Conference Room 

San Francisco, CA 



Members: 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver 



Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Ellen Hayes, Daniel Murphy 
Bruce Oka, David Pilpel, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 



NOTES: Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San 
Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th 
Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular 
business hours. 



Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of STAC may attend 
Committee meeting. In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, this 
Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the 
Whole does not constitute final Council action. The full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 
Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 VAN NESS AVENUE-Room 334 -SAN F R ANCIS CO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6873 FAX (415)554-4103 



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This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks 
from the meeting location. Accessible Muni bus line nearest the meeting location is the 47 Van Ness. 
The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can transfer to a 47 Van Ness bus. 
For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle 
rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
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parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent 
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attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
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to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are 
posted on Muni's website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
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Engineering and Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

Regular Meeting 

Thursday, March 20, 2003, 4:00p.m. 

1 145 Market Street (5th Floor Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item 

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Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


4:00 


2. 


Review and adopt minutes (Discussion/Action) [Attachments] 
January 16, 2003 
November 21, 2002 
September 19, 2002 


4:01 


3. 


Public Comment 


4:03 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/Action) 


4:05 


5. 


Third Street Light Rail Project Update (Discussion/Action) 

Vincent Harris (Deputy General Manager Construction) 

Dennis Tsai (Project Manager, Third Street Light Rail, Construction) 


4:10 


6. 


Fleet Defect Issues Concerning Electric Transit Incorporated 

(ETI) Coaches (Discussion/Action [Attachment]) 

Kerstin Magary (Senior Project Manager, Fleet Engineering) 


4:25 


7. 


Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) Update (Discussion/Action) 

[Attachment] 

Michael Chinn (Senior Operations Manager, Fleet Procurement) 


4:40 


8. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 
(Discussion/Action) 


4:55 


9. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/Action) 
Next regular meeting scheduled for April 17, 2003, 
401 Van Ness, Room 334, 3:00 p.m. 


4:57 


10. 


Adjournment 


5:00 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - EMC Draft Minutes of January 16, 2003, November 21, 2002, and 

September 19, 2002. 



Agenda Item 6 - Muni Electric Trolley Bus Procurement: 33 Articulated and 240 
Standards Muni Fleet Procurement Program 



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FINAL MINUTES 

of 

REGULAR MEETING 

Thursday, March 20, 2003, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor Main Conference Room 

San Francisco, CA 

1 . Call to Order/Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The meeting was called to order at 4:08 p.m. 

EMC Members Present: Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver. 

Muni Staff Present: Dennis Tsai (Project Manager, Third Street Light Rail, Construction), Vince Harris 
(Deputy General Manager, Construction), Kerstin Magary (Senior Project Manager, Fleet Engineering), 
Michael Chirm (Senior Operations Manager, Fleet Engineering), Vincent Dunlap (MTA CAC 
Secretary). 

2. Adoption of Minutes (Agenda Item 2 - Discussion/Action). The Secretary stated that the Committee 
only has before it the minutes of January 16. 2003 and November 21, 2002. The Chair instructed the 
Secretary that in the future when requests for information are submitted by attending non-Engineering 
and Maintenance Committee (EMC) Council Members requests that have not been recognized by the 
Chair should be noted as non-committee requests. Mr. Stables requested a correction to the January 16. 
2003 EMC draft minutes regarding the motion that the MTA CAC endorses a bus procurement policy 
that moves Muni toward the California Air Resources Board (CARB) No-Emission Standard of 2015. 
He stated that Mr. Weaver instead of Mr. Murphy had seconded the motion. Mr. Weaver stated that he 
had submitted corrections concerning draft minutes by email to the Secretary. Mr. Stables moved the 
following motion, which was seconded by Mr. Weaver: 

Motion: The EMC adopts the minutes for January 16, 2003 as corrected and November 21, 2002. 

The motion unanimously passed. 

3. Public Comment (Agenda Item 3). The Chair noted no members of the public present and attending 
Council members made no comment. 

4. Report of the Chair (Agenda Item 4 - Discussion/Action). The Chair indicated that the Committee 
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had thoroughly discussed the Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) updates and associated 
procurement concerns and that Agenda Item 7 need no Further discussion/action. The Chair stated that 
the Committee had also addressed issues that had been referred by the Council's other Committees. Ms. 
( Irowder stated that regarding the ongoing quarterly reports; Dennis Tsai (Project Manager, Third Street 
I ight Kail. Construction) was present to provide the Committee an update on the Third Street Light Rail 
Project. 

5. Third Street Light Kail Project Update (Agenda Item 5 - Discussion/Action). Mr. Tsai provided 
the Committee a revised handout concerning the Third Street Light Rail Project (attachment). He stated 
that the second page of the handout itemizes the current status of the constructions contracts. Mr. Tsai 
slated that construction segments have been bided for the service rail alignment with the exception of the 
Muni Metro East Facilities and the Segment S Intermodal Terminal. Mr. Tsai commented on the 
segments as follows: 

• Metro East Facilities Soil Stabilization work is completed and Bid Price of $4.2M was under the 
Engineers' Estimate of $4.7M. 

• Segment A - 4th Street Bridge. The Department of Public Works (DPW) is managing this segment 
and DPW secured enough funding to pay for the Third Street component. (Bid Price $1.3M, Engineers' 
Estimate $1.9M). 

• Segment B - Mission Bay Rail Alignment. Under construction as of May 2002 and Bid Price 
(S19.93M) was below Engineers' Estimate ($24M). 

• Segment C - Central Water Front. Bid Price of $42. 2M exceeded the Engineers' Estimate of $41M by 
$1 .2M. The Municipal Transportation Agency Board (MTAB) has approved awarding of the Contract 
and contingent on the Transportation Authority's (TA) approval of funding the Notice to Proceed (NTP) 
is anticipated next month. 

• Segment D - Bay View-Hunters Point. Under construction as of November 2002 with Bid Price of 
$30. 2M and Engineers' Estimate $31.7M. 

• Segment E - US 101 Over Crossing. Currently in construction and Bid Price ($36.64M) was 
substantially under Engineers' Estimate ($36.64M). Extensive outreach to the community was 
undertaken to minimize impact to the community and on commuter traffic. 

• Segment F - Visitacion Valley. Bid Price $14.4M was approximately $600,000 under the Engineers' 
Estimate of $15M. The MTAB has approved awarding of the Contract and the NTP is anticipated in 
April 2003 contingent on TA funding approval. 

• Segment G - Rail Purchase Order. Rails purchase is completed (Bid Price $3.87M, Engineers' 
Estimate $4.1M). Rails have been delivered and are stored in stockyard awaiting contractors pick-up as 
needed. 

• Segment H - Substations. Includes the construction of three substations - Illinois and 16th Streets. 
Phelps Street and Le Conte Avenue. Bid Price of $8.4M exceeds Engineers' Estimate of $7.7M by 
approximately $700,000, which can be well accommodated within the budget. 

• Segment J - Finishes & Special Systems. Bid opening occurred about two weeks ago with a Bid Price 
of $23. 5M. Muni's Contract Compliance Office is currently completing its evaluation and preliminary 



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indications are that the bid should be acceptable. The Engineers' Estimate was $28M. The $23. 5M does 
not include the cost for ticket vending machines. Ticket vending machines (approximately 12) were 
included as a bid item option, but the bid was $3M verses the $1.5M estimate and the option would not 
be exercised. Dialogue with Muni Maintenance and Operation has taken place in considering 
incorporating the purchase of these machines with the overall possible purchase of a completely new 
fare collection system. The Engineers' Estimate does include the $1.5M estimate for the ticket vending 
machines. 

• Segment K - Light Units/Poles Purchase Order. The NTP was issued some time ago for the purchase 
of light units/poles and 70% of them have been delivered and are stored in a secure stockyard awaiting 
pickup by the contractor. 

• Duct Banks & Utilities Work. 99% of the work is completed around Sections B and C - the Channel 
Creek and Islais Creek areas. High voltage and high power transmission wires from Hetch-Hetchy are 
being used. The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and Hetch-Hetchy are studying an effective high 
temperature grounding that needs to be completed concerning the transmission of heat along the wires 
instead of the wires acting as insulation. 

• Muni Metro East Facility. The initial bids received exceeded the Engineers' Estimates and funding 
availability. Board of Supervisors approval has been secured. Following a thirty-day docket, 
advertising for Request For Quotes (RFQ) for contractors can occur. In response to neighborhood 
request to increase the biding opportunities for local subcontractors a Construction Manager/General 
Contractor (CMGC) method has been selected as a different delivery. This repackaging and CMGC 
construction method has caused an estimated 5 to 8% increased in Engineers' Estimate for the Muni 
Metro East Facility. 

• Segment S - Intermodal Terminal. Funding is being sought for this project. Originally the terminus 
planed to be located north of the City's boarders in Visitacion Valley. Because of CalTrain relocating its 
terminal 300 yards south (Sunnydale eastward off Bayshore) Muni has entered into negotiation for land 
parcel which will impact the configuration of the planned Intermodal Terminal. A temporary 600 feet 
tail track/turn back track will be built allowing the segment to operate until the Intermodal Terminal is 
constructed. 

An issue that has had an affect on the project's funding has been the local Mulwekma Ohlone Tribe Park 
Association claim in the amount of $500,000 for restoration, labor and alleged damages for the 
destruction of their park located in the general vicinity just north of Islais Creek. Mr. Tsai explained that 
during the construction of the Hetch-Hetchy Duct Bank on Islais Creek it is alleged that the directional 
borings process by the contractor disrupted the Clean Water Department's affluent discharge line. 

The disruption caused a crack in a joint of a low-pressure discharge line in which a leak occurred 
washing out the park above the line. Construction had been in negotiation advising the Association that 
Muni is working to resolve the issue and that the Association should not take any action since the 
contractor is part of the claim situation involving the City's claim against the contractor. The City's 
Legal Attorneys has advised Muni not to negotiation with the Mulwekma Ohlone Tribe Park 
Association but rather to work with the City's legal council. The cost associated with the claim would 
not be part of the punch list but would be part of the claims list. Muni has retention which is believed to 
be more that sufficient to restore the park at an estimated $1 50,000 to $200,000. Muni is diligently 
attempting to resolve this issue. 

Mr. Tsai stated that the overall work that has been performed has allowed the achieving of meaningful 



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and effecth e bids. I le staled that contract wise Muni has receive some fairly effective bids. Some 
overruns in labor cost have occurred in regard to the detail design phase simply because of all the issues 
Construction has had to deal with from other City agencies and Contellus, i.e., redesign the underground 
sewer alternative, the platform at 4th and King, and some of the underground utilities and sewer 
s\ stems. 

Mr. Stables suggested that the Construction Contract Status should include a column for change 
orders or the final cost which would provide greater understanding of the complete construction 
cost of each segment. 

Ms. Crowder and Mr. Stables suggested that some annotation be provided regarding the change 
orders or final cost with a note of explanation. 

Mr. Tsai stated he could provide the Committee final cost of completed segments and cost trends 
for projects that are under construction. 

Vince I [arris (Deputy General Manager, Construction) arrived at this time. 

In response to the Chair's question concerning identifying the types of jobs under the Third Street Light 
Rail Project Community Jobs Program (Page 2 of the attachment), Mr. Tsai responded that individual 
are employed under the prime contractor or subcontractor. He explained that the classification and skill 
levels consist of 16-Laborer (work performed below the Journey Level), 2-Operating Engineers (heavy 
equipment operators), 1 -Driver, 1 -Project Control (office clerical assistant), and 1 -Cement Mason. Mr. 
Harris commented that the Community Jobs Program would expand as more segments come on-line and 
it is anticipated that many more community residents would be employed. 

Mr. Tsai stated that Muni together with the Construction Management Contractor has retained 25 local 
residents to work in addition to the positions identified in the Community Jobs Program placements 
listed (handout). He added that the 25 local residents salary costs are extracted from Construction's 
existing budget. These positions had been authorized for one-year and would expire in April 2003. Mr. 
Tsai stated that the Transportation Authority (TA) would be partitioned for approximately $2.2M in 
continued funding for employing the 25 local residents for another two-years, through the duration of 
the project. 

Mr. Stables suggested that it would be extremely effective to have some of the local resident 
employees appear at the hearing when funding is partitioned to explain their jobs. The Chair 
suggested that the Council's Secretary be notified of the hearing so that MTA CAC Members 
could be notified and express support at the hearing. Mr. Tsai indicated that he would notify the 
Secretary of the hearing. 

In response to Mr. Weaver's question regarding the duties of the 25 local residents, Mr. Tsai explained 
that they are assigned administrative functions in the Contractor's Office at 501 Cesar Chavez. Their 
duties include scheduling, filing, processing of information, communications between contractors, and 
apprentice inspectorships training. Specifically, three individuals are assigned to the Contract 
Compliance Office assisting in the management and tracking of contract certified labor reports. Also, 
10 Street Sweepers retained through the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG), a Bay view 
Community organization, were hired in coordination with DPW. The Street Sweepers serve in a 
multiple of functions, i.e., sweep across the alignment keeping the streets clean, specifically along the 
nine-block Bayview-Hunters Point commercial corridor. Large mechanical sweepers could not be used 
in keeping the area clean since residents would be allowed to continue to park along the sidewalks. 



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6. Fleet Defect Issues Concerning Electric Transit Incorporated (ETI) Coaches (Agenda Item 6 - 
Discussion/Action). Kerstin Magary (Senior Project Manager, Fleet Engineering) began the 
presentation stating that the Notice to Proceed was in August 1997. She stated that the ETI coach 
production is a three-step production line (the Czech Republic, Hunt Valley, Maryland, and Pier 15 in 
San Francisco). Approximately 142 40-Foot ETI trolley buses have been delivered. Monthly meeting 
occur to discus Fleet Defects, and a daily report is produced regarding the monitoring of busses in 
service and on the production line. A complete history of the project from the first bus having emerged 
and three buses, two 40-Foot and one 60-Foot Articulated ETI coach, have been tested 9 to 12,000 miles 
each. 

Ms. Magary explained that Fleet Defect is a contractual term means that if there has been an 
event/mechanical issue that has occurred on 12 buses or more then it is identified as a fleet defect and 
ETI has 200 days to implement a change. A total of 1 8 Fleet Defect issues have been discussed in 
which seven have been resolved. 

Michael Chirm (Senior Operations Manager. Fleet Engineering) commented that the number of defects 
is not untypical and ETI has been a very responsive contractor. 

Ms. Magary stated that ETI could take up to five days to fix each item that is a warranty issue. ETI's 
response has been quick given that eleven individuals assigned to the field service crews, availability of 
parts, and coordination with Muni shops. She commented that every vehicle purchased through Federal 
Transit Administration (FTA) funding, which tends to be about 80% of the funds for vehicle 
procurement, mandates that 60% of the purchase is American parts and labor. Ms. Magary remarked 
that San Francisco benefits though FTA vehicle funding procurement in that local employment of about 
57 manufacturing workers are employed with the project. 

Ms. Magary stated that the Committee had expressed an interest in the "Fleet Defect" issue concerning 
the spider bolts that hold the break actuator shoes and interior mechanizes together. ETI saw that the 
spider bolts had loosen on a bus. recommend a complete emergency inspection of the fleet and retrofit 
was done at ETI's expense. The situation was not actually a Fleet Defect since it did not occur on 1 2 
buses or more but was an issue ETI anticipated would have become a problem. The retrofit program 
was completed on January 21 and ETI continues to monitor the situation. 

In summary. Mr. Chinn stated that Muni is halfway through the delivery having received 142 ETI 
coaches and that eventually 273 coaches would delivered of which 240 would be Standard Coaches and 
33 would be Articulated Coaches. Patrons' response has been very good, especially from patrons with 
accessibility issues and having resolving the high-pitched noised issue. Ms. Magary commented that the 
Transit Operators are pleased with the vehicles because of the designed features. Mr. Chinn stated that 
from an operational perspective the coaches have the ability to travel effective with the APU that allows 
the vehicle to travel on battery power up to a distance of half a mile. 

In response to Mr. Weaver's question regarding cost of the vehicles. Ms. Magary stated that the 
contractors cost for the 40-Foot ETI Coach is about $575,000. $812,000 for the 60-Foot ETI Coach, and 
the total project cost is around $23 0M. 

7. Committee Members' Questions/Information Request (Agenda Item 8 - Discussion/Action). Mr. 
Ferrario expressed concern about the deteriorating yokes to the articulated section of the Breda Light 
Rail Vehicles (LRVs). He stated that he understood that an interim repair approach would allow the 
vehicles to continued to operate for another 100.000 miles, but a major repair would be required 
following the interim repair. Mr. Chinn stated that as part of the retrofit program, which addresses a 



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number o\ issues concerning the l.RV-3 vehicles, it was found that the yokes were deteriorating. It was 
determined that a design modification had to be made. Mr. Chinn stated that the affected vehicles would 
be brought back to original design. The Breda manufacture indicated that the interim repair would be 
good for 60 to 1 00,000 miles of operations. I le commented that Breda Contractor intends to spend this 
summer carl\ fall gathering data and redesigning the yoke area. It is anticipated that around 
November December 2003 Breda will commence a repair program in which all repairs will be affected 
under warrant) that will actually modify the interim repair configuration extending the yoke to the life 
of the vehicle. In response to Mr. Ferrario's question concerning the possible separation of the LRV at 
the articulated section. Mr. Chinn stated that there is no danger. Mr. Chinn commented that the impact 
would be one o\ logistics. Muni has an additional 15 vehicles that are to be deployed on Third Street. 
rhese vehicles can serve as a reserve vehicles allowing repair of other vehicles. 

Mr. Weaver stated that he had discussed at the Council and subsequent with the EMC Chair about 
ha\ ing a representative for the TA Staff come and address the EMC regarding the TA's planning of 
Muni's future and the MTA CAC involvement. The Chair stated that the item should be agendized as a 
Council item instead of a Committee item. 

8. Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) Update (Agenda Item 7 - Discussion/Action). Ms. 
Crowder indicated during the Report of the Chair, Agenda Item 4, that no further discussion/action was 
required concerning this topic. 

9. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Agenda Item 9 - Discussions/Action). The 
Committee indicated that the next meeting of the Committee would be scheduled for April 24, 2003, 
4:00pm. 1 145 Market Street (6th Floor Conference Room). 

Committee Members suggested the following topics as future agenda items: 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary). 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC interaction. 
Steps Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation. 
Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans. 

10. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 5:15pm. 
Attachment: 

Agenda Item 5 - Third Street Light Rail Project (March 20, 2003) 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 
City and County of San Francisco 



Engineering & Maintenance Committee (EMC) 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 



*y 



Thursday, April 24, 2003, 4:00pm 
1145 Market Street, 6th Floor Main Conference Room 

San Francisco, CA 



Members: 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver 



Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Ellen Hayes, Daniel Murphy 
Bruce Oka, David Pilpel, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

(2 Vacancies) 



NOTES: Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San 
Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th 
Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular 
business hours. 



Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of STAC may attend 
Committee meeting. In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, this 
Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the 
Whole does not constitute final Council action. The full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 2 1 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 



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This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 6 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks 
from the meeting location. Accessible Muni bus line nearest the meeting location is the 47 Van Ness. 
The closest MUNI Metro stop is the Van Ness Muni Station, where one can transfer to a 47 Van Ness bus. 
For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle 
rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a 
parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent 
Dunlap at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are 
posted on Muni's website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at 

Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

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Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, 
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Engineering and Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

Regular Meeting 

Thursday, April 24, 2003, 4:00p.m. 

1 145 Market Street (6th Floor Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item 

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Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


4:00 


2. 


Review and adopt minutes (Discussion/Action) 
March 20, 2003 
September 19, 2002 
August 13,2002 


4:01 




3. 


Public Comment 


4:06 


4. 




Report of the Chair (Discussion/Action) 


4:10 


5. 


Planning the Scheduling of Committee Meeting on a Bi-Monthly/ 
Quarterly or on an As Needed Basis (Discussion/Action) 
Nia Crowder (Chair, MTA CAC EMC) 


4:15 


6. 


Developing a List of Topics/Items of Interest Concerning 
Construction, Engineering and Maintenance Matters Associated 
with the Municipal Railways (Muni), and Department of Parking 
and Traffic Service Plans and Operations 


4:30 


7. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 
(Discussion/Action) 


4:50 


8. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items 

(Discussion/Action) 


4:55 


9. 


Adjournment 


5:00 



Attachment: 
Agenda Item 2 
2002 



EMC Draft Minutes for March 20, 2003, September 19, and August 13, 



Note regarding draft minutes 



Draft minutes were sent by email to members and printed copy 
will be provided at meeting. 

Respectfully, 
Vincent A. Dunlap 
Secretary, MTA CAC 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 6 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering and Maintenance Committee (EMC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 

REGULAR MEETING 

Thursday, April 24, 2003, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 6th Floor Main Conference Room 

San Francisco, CA 

1 . Call to Order/Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The meeting was called to order at 4:10 p.m. 
EMC Members Present: Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver. 
Muni Staff Present: Vincent Dunlap (MTA CAC Secretary). 

2. Adoption of Minutes (Agenda Item 2 - Discussion/Action). No minutes were presented for 
adoption. 

3. Public Comment (Agenda Item 3). The Chair noted no members of the public present and attending 
Council members made no comment. 

4. Report of the Chair (Agenda Item 4 - Discussion/Action). The Chair indicated that Agenda Items 4 
(Report of the Chair). 5 (Planning the Scheduling of Committee Meeting on a Bi-Monthly /Quarterly or 
on an As Needed Basis) and 6 (Developing a List of Topics/Items of Interest Concerning Construction, 
Engineering and Maintenance Matters Associated with the Municipal Railways (Muni), and Department 
of Parking and Traffic Service Plans and Operations) would be combined for discussion purposes. The 
Chair suggested chances in scheduling Committee's meeting as follows: 

• Hold either bi-monthly or quarterly regular meeting. 

• Hold special meeting when there are pertinent items or specific issues that require Committee Review 
or when the Council refers items to the Committee for review. 

• Quarterly/bimonthly updates on the Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP), Third Street Light Rail 
Project. N-Judah and other projects. 

The Chair stated that quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/phases completed, under construction, and still being planned; funding status 
including allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; and identified problems or 



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delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Mr. Ferrario suggested that the Committee should hold bi-monthly meeting and that agenda item 
topics should be decided on during the preceding meeting. 

Mr. Stables commented that he would prefer fewer meetings that last a longer period of time, but never 
more that two hours. 

Mr. Weaver commented that the Committee should have some kind of role in the planning of Muni's 
tcn-\ ear future. The Chair commented that the subject was suggested to Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC 
Chair) and that it is an issues that is not just applicable to the Engineering and Maintenance Committee 
(I MC) but to the Council and its other Committees. Ms. Crowder stated that since the Transportation 
Authority Citizens' Advisory Council (TA CAC) had a role in much of the T-3 planning, the question 
was presented by her to the Council Chair as to how the Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' 
Advisory Council (MTA CAC) would give input and review of the plans. 

Mr. Weaver suggested that the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) should be considered as a future topic 
for discussion and recommended that it be discussed in June. 

The Chair commented that the EMC might not be the most appropriate Committee for discussion of 
BRT and suggested that the Service Design and Marketing (SDMC) might consider holding the BRT 
discussion because of potential integration of service lines and marketing/community interest. Ms. 
Crowder stated that BRT is being considered for the Geary Street corridor, which included bulb outs, 
designated bus lanes, and the possible phasing in of a Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) concept. Mr. Stables 
inquired about the timing of BRT in regard to the reauthorization of Proposition B's list of funded 
projects. 

Mr. Ferrario suggested that the BRT discussion should be held at the same time the Third Street 
Light Rail Project Update occurs. 

Mr. Ferrario suggested that the current status of the Breda yoke repair and retrofit program be 
scheduled as an agenda topic for June. 

Ms. Crowder, Mr. Ferrario and Mr. Weaver suggested as a topic an update on the Third Street 
Light Rail Project, specifically: 

Financial update including project deficit, sections funding both finalized and planned. 
Identifying the ending terminus location and components of the project that have been deleted. 
Projected beginning service date based on planned and completed construction. 
Operating plans both temporary and permanent, i.e., possible extension of existing Metro Rail 
Lines or some other line identification. 

Mr. Ferrario stated having attended the April 21st meeting of the Service Reliability and Quality 
Committee (SRQC) the SRQC Chair asked that the following topic be referred to the EMC: 

• Malfunction of the disabled lifts on the 6200 buses. 

• 8200/8300 buses and LRV's lurching/jerking during operations. 

The Chair stated referral of items from Committee-to-Committee is to occur during the Report of the 
Committee Chairs at the Council. 



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The Chair suggested that the Committee's next meeting last ninety minutes and topics for 
discussion structured as follows: 

Breda Maintenance Concerns 

• Malfunction of Disabled Lifts on 6200 buses (60 Foot Articulated Neoplan) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project Update 

• Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Planed Implementation 

Mr. Weaver questioned the EMC's role in relation to Department of Parking and Traffic issues. The 
Chair explained that a Council Committee Chair meeting was to be held to discuss integration between 
DPT and the MTA CAC. The Secretary explained that at the April 3rd Council meeting, the Council 
Chair tabled Appendix B Proposal for DPT Integration Into MTA CAC Committee Structure and the 
structuring of DPT interest items has not been finalized by the Council. 

Mr. Stables commented that the Traffic Management System seems like it is definitely in the purview of 
the EMC. He suggested that DPT address the EMC in August. 

Mr. Weaver commented on the signalization and partly dedicated lanes plans along Ocean Avenue. He 
conveyed to the Committee that the traffic signalization system at St. Francis Circle is not properly 
functioning. The Chair stated that this item could be scheduled for discussion in August. August topics: 

• Traffic Management System/Ocean Avenue Project Signalization. 

• Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) and the Municipal Railway Central 
Offices. 

Mr. Stables requested that the topic concerning the development of a Municipal Railway Headquarters 
be listed as a recurring status report item. 

The Chair indicated that the August meeting of the Committee should not exceed one-hour. 

7. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Agenda Item 7 - Discussion/Action). 
Council Members provided no questions/information requests. 

8. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Item (Agenda Item 8 - Discussion/Action). The Chair 
indicated that the next meeting of the Committee would be held on June 19, 2003, 4:00pm to 5:40pm, 

1 145 Market Street (6th Floor Conference Room). 

9. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 4:54pm. 



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